AIN. I have done
A primitive root; to do
, in the broadest sense and widest application.
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 12562
; properly a verdict
(favorable or unfavorable) pronounced judicially, especially a sentence
or formal decree (human or (particularly) divine law
, individual or collectively), including the act, the place, the suit, the crime, and the penalty; abstractly justice
, including a particular right
, or privilege
(statutory or customary), or even a style
; the right
(natural, moral or legal); also (abstractly) equity
or (figuratively) prosperity
A primitive root; to deposit
; by implication to allow to stay
. (The Hiphil forms with the dagesh
are here referred to, in accordance with the older grammarians; but if any distinction of the kind is to be made, these should rather be referred to H5117
, and the others here).
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811
Count - 4046
A primitive root; to rest
, that is, settle
down; used in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, intransitively, transitively and causatively (to dwell
, let fall
, let alone
, give comfort
; properly a failure
; by implication nothing
; usually (adverbially) not
at all; also lest
to mine oppressors.
A primitive root (compare H6229
); to press
upon, that is, oopress
Stem - Qal (See H8851
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814
Count - 5386
Ain. (Psalm 119:121-128).
_ _ On the grounds of his integrity, desire for God’s word, and covenant relation to Him, the servant of God may plead for His protecting care against the wicked, gracious guidance to the knowledge of truth, and His effective vindication of the righteous and their cause, which is also His own.
_ _ David here appeals to God, 1. As his witness that he had not done wrong; he could truly say, “I have done judgment and justice, that is, I have made conscience of rendering to all their due, and have not by force or fraud hindered any of their right.” Take him as a king, he executed judgment and justice to all his people, 2 Samuel 8:15. Take him in a private capacity, he could appeal to Saul himself that there was no evil or transgression in his hand, 1 Samuel 24:11. Note, Honesty is the best policy and will be our rejoicing in the day of evil. 2. As his Judge, that he might not be wronged. Having done justice for others that were oppressed, he begs that God would do him justice and avenge him of his adversaries: “Be surety for thy servant, for good; undertake for me against those that would run me down and ruin me.” He is sensible that he cannot make his part good himself, and therefore begs that God would appear for him. Christ is our surety with God; and, if he be so, Providence shall be our surety against all the world. Who or what shall harm us if God's power and goodness be engaged for our protection and rescue? He does not prescribe to God what he should do for him; only let it be for good, in such way and manner as Infinite Wisdom sees best; “only let me not be left to my oppressors.” Though David had done judgment and justice, yet he had many enemies; but, having God for his friend, he hoped they should not have their will against him; and in that hope he prayed again, Let not the proud oppress me. David, one of the best of men, was oppressed by the proud, whom God beholds afar off; the condition therefore of the persecuted is better than that of the persecutors, and will appear so at last.
Judgment, &c. Just judgment.
- I have:
Psalms 7:3-5 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; ... Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take [it]; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Psalms 18:20-24 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. ... Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
Psalms 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
1 Samuel 24:11-15 Moreover, my father, see, yea, see the skirt of thy robe in my hand: for in that I cut off the skirt of thy robe, and killed thee not, know thou and see that [there is] neither evil nor transgression in mine hand, and I have not sinned against thee; yet thou huntest my soul to take it. ... The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.
1 Samuel 25:28 I pray thee, forgive the trespass of thine handmaid: for the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house; because my lord fighteth the battles of the LORD, and evil hath not been found in thee [all] thy days.
2 Samuel 8:15 And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.
Acts 21:16 There went with us also [certain] of the disciples of Caesarea, and brought with them one Mnason of Cyprus, an old disciple, with whom we should lodge.
Acts 25:10-11 Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. ... For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal unto Caesar.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
- leave me:
Psalms 37:33 The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psalms 57:3-4 He shall send from heaven, and save me [from] the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. ... My soul [is] among lions: [and] I lie [even among] them that are set on fire, [even] the sons of men, whose teeth [are] spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.
2 Peter 2:9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
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